Room Refresh: Choosing The Theme For Your Next Bedroom Makeover

Your bedroom is the one place in the world you should feel most relaxed. It’s your sanctuary from the world, somewhere you can hide away and recharge, so you’re ready to get back out there and tackle whatever life throws your way. But if your bedroom is chaotic, confused or uninspiring it’s never going to be the most pleasant space. If you’re due an update, here are a few themes you could consider.

Modern and Minimalist

While some people cherish very homely, cozy and personal spaces, others thrive in very calm and minimal surroundings. If this is you, a modern and minimalist space may well be for you. Choose flooring in neutral colors, whether that’s carpet or wood. Paint the walls white, ensuring the surface is very smooth beforehand. If your walls are a little worse for wear, have a plasterer skim them before painting. The key to minimalist bedrooms is finding the right storage since you don’t want to have lots of items out on display you need a place to put your things. Consider built in wardrobes which look sleek and unfussy. Again, white is a good choice. Choose bedside tables and a headboard in the same style to keep everything looking clean and cohesive. Since everything else is so plain and neutral, you could add a couple of cool touches just to bring some personality to the space. A modern, statement light fixture for example or some LED light strips along the headboard or wardrobes.

Island Living

Want to wake up every morning feeling like you’re by the beach? A stunning island theme room will be right up your street. You could keep the walls neutral or go with light blues, yellows or greens. You can even find decals to make a feature wall, with designs like palm trees or even full beach scenes. Choose a large living plant to give you that outdoors feel, a large yucca tree or fern would work well in a brightly colored plant pot. Finish the room with complementing furniture, brands like Tommy Bahama furniture sell island style pieces that would work well with this kind of look.

Shabby Chic

Shabby chic is very pretty and girly. You can buy antique style furniture new from most places, or go a step further and source real old fashioned vintage pieces. Even those which aren’t in great cosmetic condition can be upcycled. You could use some white chalk paint and then sand the edges to give it that classic worn ‘shabby’ look. Team with beautiful ruffle, lace or floral bedding and curtains, and accessorize with cushions, flowers and rustic photo frames. To keep the room looking fresh and up to date rather than grandma- chic, keep the walls and floors plain and neutral. That way you won’t have loads of contrasting patterns which can cause a headache.

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What theme will you be going for next time you decorate your room? Which of these three designs suits your personality best?

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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  1. We hadn’t really done anything to our home for nearly 30 years, from the time we moved in until recently. Oh, we added a deck and siding and new windows, but on the inside, the rooms that had wallpaper up when we moved in still had wallpaper (albeit, outdated wallpaper). We had the original carpeting, and since the previous owners (they lived here for 5 years) had kids and a dog, and we have kids and both dogs and cats (five dogs and three cats at one point), the carpet was horrible. We replaced the living room and main hallway carpeting with bamboo flooring. We got rid of the wallpaper in the living room and finally painted. We redid the two original bathrooms. Right now I’m working on taking down wallpaper, painting, and putting up shelves in the TV room. This room will look so different when I’m done. Right now I also have to get the clutter under control and get things organized. The shelves will really help with that. I’m not sure I’d say I have a “theme”, but the new paint and a few new items in each room will really change the look and feel of them. I try to make sure my home is comfortable not only for the people in it, but the furbabies, too.

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